Apr 19, 2014
Cameroon is arguably the most successful of the African contingent at the 2014 World Cup, winning four African Cup of Nations titles over the years and qualifying for more World Cup tournaments than their counterparts.
They had an excellent 1990 World Cup, making the quarter finals and playing some sparkling football in the process, but in recent times they have failed to reach the same heights due to a variety of reasons.
Cameroon is a team on the rebuild after the retirement of many of their better players in the past few years and they have a heavy reliance on veteran striker Samuel Eto’o, who can be somewhat of a devisive figure for his country at times.
Eto’o, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, will be instrumental to the chances of ‘Les Lions Indomptables’ in Brazil.
In early 2014 World Cup betting markets Cameroon is a rank outsider at $501 to win the World Cup and they are also at the big odds of $21.00 to win Group A.
Cameroon World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $501.00
Win Group A: $21.00
Qualify for next Round: $5.50
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $201.00
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Cameroon tackle their second World Cup tournament in a row and can only improve on their disappointing showing in South Africa four years ago.
Having said that, it is hard to see them progressing beyond this stage, especially with Brazil the likely group winner, leaving only one spot up for grabs, between Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon.
If you fancy the chances of Cameroon then consider backing them to qualify for the next round @ $5.50.
Group A Draw for Cameroon
Cameroon will play Brazil, Croatia and Mexico in Group A and their first match will be against Mexico on Saturday 14th June 2014 at 2am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sat 14 Jun||Mexico||vs||Cameroon||2am||Natal||Bet now|
|Thu 19 Jun||Cameroon||vs||Croatia||5am||Manaus||Bet now|
|Tue 24 Jun||Cameroon||vs||Brazil||6am||Brasilia||Bet now|
Cameroon World Cup Squad
The 30 man Cameroon World Cup Provisional Squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Allan Nyom (Granada), Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas), Cedric Djeugoue (Coton Sport), Aurelien Chedjou (Galatasaray), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marsiglia), Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes), Henri Bedimo (Lione), Benoît Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur), Gaetang Bong (Olympiakos)
Midfielders: Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor), Jean Makoun (Rennes), Joel Matip (Schalke), Stephane Mbia (QPR), Landry Nguemo (Bordeaux), Alex Song (Barcelona), Cedric Loe (Osasuna), Edgar Sally (Lens)
Forwards: Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea), Eric Choupo Moting (Mainz), Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy), Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient), Achille Webo (Fenerbahce), Mohamadou Idrissou (Kaiserslautern), Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem)
Head coach for Cameroon World Cup squad is Volker Finke and team captain is Samuel Eto’o.
World Cup players to watch for Cameroon
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o is the key player for Cameroon and much will depend upon how he performs for his country as to whther they progress further than the group stage.
Stephane Mbia has found form at the right time for his country and emerging youngster Fabrice Olinga, known as ‘Happy Feet’, looks set to make his mark in Brazil.
Visit our Group A page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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